Sadio Mane: Bayern Munich Forward Names Al Nassr Star As Best Player He Has Ever Played With

Sadio Mane: Bayern Munich Forward Names Al Nassr Star As Best Player He Has Ever Played With

Ero Samson
updated at February 20, 2024 at 12:12 PM
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  • Sadio Mane donned the colours of Bayern Munich through the 2023/24 season
  • The Senegalese superstar was a teammate to a flurry of high-profile attackers
  • A Bayern Munich forward has dubbed Mane the best player he ever played with

Sadio Mane’s time at Bayern Munich might not have panned out as the perfect fairytale transfer many had hoped it would be, but the Senegalese star did indeed leave his mark at the Bundesliga giant.

During his time at the Allianz Arena, Mane contributed to 18 goals in the 38 appearances he made for the Bavarian club, despite the turmoil caused by numerous managerial changes.

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Sadio Mane in action during the preseason friendly match between Manchester City and Bayern Munich. Image: Etsuo Hara.
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With the managerial upheaval, Mane was eventually transferred to the Saudi Pro League club, Al-Nassr, to accommodate the arrival of Harry Kane.

Nonetheless, following his ₤30 million transfer to the Riyadh-based club, a Bayern Munich forward has acknowledged the veteran forward as the best player he has ever played alongside.

Bayern star lauds Mane

In a recent interview with Goal.com, Bayern Munich's rising star, 18-year-old Mathys Tel, named Sadio Mane as the best player he has ever played alongside.

Tel, who has been gaining prominence in Thomas Tuchel's team this season, has contributed to 10 goals in 28 games, according to Fotbmob data.

Reflecting on his burgeoning career, Tel highlighted Mane's significant impact on him, stating,

"Sadio Mane. He has helped me a lot. Last year, he pushed me a lot. After training, we would go to the gym to train together. Honestly, he was like a big brother to me. He helped me a lot."

Tel's praise for Mane came as a surprise to many, considering Mane's time at the club was perceived by some as underwhelming, especially given that Tel has also played alongside elite stars like Thomas Muller and, for a period, Robert Lewandowski.

Nevertheless, Tel's remarks once again highlight the immense talent and mentorship of the former Liverpool forward.

Barcelona icon hails Nigerian winger ahead of Messi

Sports Brief in another report stated that Barcelona icon Marc Van Bommel, has hailed Chidera Ejuke, stating the Nigerian dribbles better than Lionel Messi.

The Royal Antwerp manager stressed the unpredictable nature of the Super Eagles forward, stating it was elite compared to what Messi, Ronaldinho Gaucho, and Arjen Robben offered.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).